Preview: Between Wood & Water Film – DOROTHY Sails

“BETWEEN WOOD AND WATER documents the restoration and history of Canada’s oldest functioning sailboat, Dorothy, a lovely, lucky sailboat who has fired the hearts and imaginations of British Columbians for well over a century. From the moment she slipped into the waters of Victoria’s inner harbour in 1897, the 30-ft wooden sloop, with her beautiful shape and heartbreakingly pure lies, excited attention wherever she went. Now, her contemporary restoration by

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    RENNY YOUNG says:


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    Tom Bolko says:

    Steve, Two weeks ago today Barb and I found the Tony Grove Boatshop on Gabriola Island, BC. We were vacationing in Nanaimo, just across the Straits of George from Gabriola. Shooting the dice that we would make a connection with Tony Grove and Dorothy, we boarded the ferry for Gabriola. Setting the GPS to his address, we ventured on the real back roads. We finally found the boat shop and Dorothy. We soon found Tony in the varnishing shed, lamenting the humid conditions. We introduced ourselves and soon met Tobi Elliot, the cinematographer of the documentary. We were treated like royalty for 2 hours. Thanks again for posting the trailer for Dorothy. I hope you had a chance to see Dorothy during the recent Boat Festival in Washington State. If not you have a great chance to show the rest of us a great story. Tom Bolko

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      Steve Stone says:

      Wow. Gabriola Island on a lark. Very cool. Bet they were surprised! Toby and Toni are great. Sure enjoyed them while in Victoria and Port Townsend.